On 26 Jan 2018, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, celebrated the 69th Republic Day with pomp and show. The fog and cold weather could not dampen the patriotic fervour and enthusiasm of the faculty, staff, students and children who braved the weather to attend the function. After unfurling the National Flag, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor HB Raghavendra, took the salute as the Security Staff marched past the dais. The Vice-Chancellor felicitated all faculty members, staff and students on the occasion of Republic Day and paid homage to our great Indian freedom fighters Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, etc. who laid down their lives for ‘Purna Swaraj’.

Speaking at the occasion Prof. Raghavendra said the Year 2017 was an eventful one for India as ISRO created a new milestone when it successfully launched a record 104 satellites aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The recent standoff between India and China at the Doklam plateau turned into the biggest military stand-off between the two armies but the Government resolved it amicably.

The Vice-Chancellor said that India is making progress at a very fast pace but we should not forget our responsibility towards the society. Along with economic growth, focus should also be on the overall development of the youth of India, who are the torch bearers of tomorrow. Values and morals are very important and we at NCU believe in addition of value through value added programmes in education. With continuous dedicated efforts we can make the vision of the University a reality and be known globally for learning innovations, academic excellence, socially relevant research outcomes.

The celebrations were followed by refreshments for all.